Jeff Bridges reveals his shaved head and a new puppy as he battles cancer

Ben Arnold
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Jeff Bridges has debuted a shaved head and good spirits, as the Big Lebowski icon battles cancer.

In a post to Instagram, he announced his 71st birthday, and also joined the lockdown puppy crew, introducing his new dog Monty.

“Feeling good, shaved my head, got a puppy – Monty, had a birthday – 71, man,” he captioned.

Bridges, who was 71 on 4 December, was diagnosed with lymphoma back in October.

“Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good,” he told fans.

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“I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”

Later that month, he posted the first update on the condition his condition was in, posting a picture of himself undergoing his chemotherapy.

“This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, & gratitude, & good old fashion love, & lots of it, big time,” he wrote in a post to his website.

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“I’m feeling so much of it comin’ my way, and man, I appreciate it. It’s contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus.

“This cancer is making me appreciate my mortality, appreciate impermanence.”

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